• ‘Grand Theft Auto' ban proposed by Chicago lawmaker as carjackings soar

    13 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Chicago carjackings are soaring right now, as are other types of violent crime in the city, which has led one Illinois lawmaker to call for a dramatic response.
    That response is a bill that would ban the sale of violent video games, like those in the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
    Carjackings in Chicago were up 135% last year, according to police.
    Because of a surge in violent crimes like carjackings in Chicago, one state lawmaker from the city has introduced a bill targeting what he sees as a possible catalyst for the nefarious activity - violent video games , like those in the popular Grand...
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  • Chicago Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Ban Sale of Violent Video Games Like GTA 5

    Chicago Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Ban Sale of Violent Video Games Like GTA 5

    13 days ago - By IGN

    Carjackings are on the rise in Chicago, and as a result one local lawmaker is proposing a bill that could potentially ban the sale of violent video games in the city altogether.
    As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times , Democratic Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. has introduced a bill that will amend the city's 2012 law that prevents the sale of violent video games to minors, to be expanded into a full ban. HB3531 will take a ban that applies only to people under the age of 18 and expand it wholesale.
    According to the summary, HB3531 "Amends the Violent Video Games Law in the Criminal Code of 2012...
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